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Early momentum in 2016 for the Kairos community

Wiivv goes live with 3D-printed insoles
BASE by Wiivv
K50 alumni - Wiivv - has successfully entered the market and have 1 day left on their Kickstarter Campaign! After their participation in 2014, Wiivv has completed a 3.5 M seed round, was named runner up in TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield last month, and co-founders Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji were named to the the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear - and their first product is BASE by Wiivv - a 3D printed insole created using a smart phone. Setting out to change the made-to-fit category, Wiivv has worked with biomechanical experts in sports medicine, orthotics and pedorthists to maximize comfort, promote alignment, and solve common foot pain that 8 out of 10 people today.
At Kairos, we're especially excited to see this go live, as the company was inspired by Autodesk's 3D-printing breakout sessions at the 2013 Kairos Global Summit.

Wiivv has plans to continue to expand their product portfolio and will be announcing their next product by summer 2016. Support their Kickstarter campaign here. 
FiscalNote keeps climbing with Series C financing

K50 alum FiscalNote, a technology startup building a revolutionary platform for analyzing government risk, just raised $10 million in Series C funding, bringing their total funding to over $30 million.

Their team has now grown to over 100 people, and they continue to push the envelope on how we harness government data. Their co-founder and CEO Tim Hwang has also been an incredible peer mentor to fellow K50 alumni. 

Investors include Visionnaire Ventures and Green Visor Capital, New Enterprise Associates, co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Jerry Yang, Mark Cuban, 645 Ventures, Renren, Plug and Play, SF Capital, Perle Ventures and Conversion Capital.

Lily pulls in a massive $34 million in pre-orders
We first met Lily's co-founders Henry Bradlow and Antoine Balaresque as Kairos fellows at UC Berkeley when their camera drone was still an early prototype. 
At CES 2016, K50 alum Lily announced an incredible $34 million in pre-orders by the end of 2015, which translates to 60,000 units sold.
They also announced a $15 million Series A led by Spark Capital. Other investors included SV Angel, the House Fund, Steve Aoki, Joe Montana.
Huge presence on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
The Kairos community once again had an incredible showing, with 15 members featured on this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
This includes founders of K50 companies from 2013 (Clef, Nanoly), 2014 (FiscalNote, Digital Genius, Wiivv, Vital Vio, Onfido), and 2015 (BioBots). 
A big congratulations to the founders who continue to raise the bar and inspire more young entrepreneurs to earn their place on the list in 2017. 
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